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dees today. we thank you for your attention all day long. [applause] i've just been told the book signings are going to happen right here. >> this weekend, the c-span city tour travels the country with time warner cable. to learn more about the lit erary life of lexington kentucky. >> in the mid-1940's, if you had asked who is a bright shining star in american politics on a national scale, someone who was going to be governor, perhaps hesitant -- perhaps president. he was one of those people who worked in the white house in his
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early 20's. he was destined for great things. then he came back to kentucky in the mid-40's. he was indicted for stuffing the ballot box and went to prison. that incredible progress flamed out. >> we also visit ashland, the former secretary of state henry clay. >> clay's original home had to be torn down and rebuilt. it fell into disrepair and could not be saved. he built on the original foundation. what we have is a home that is essentially a 5-part federal style home, italian in the details, architectural elements, etc. and an added layer of details added by henry clay's daughter and granddaughter and so on. >> see all of our programs from
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lexington throughout the day. sunday afternoon at 2:00 on c-span3. >> you are watching american history tv. all weekend every weekend on c-span3. to mark the 60th anniversary of the capitol hill newspaper c-span is featuring the paper's reporters, who talk about how roll call covered the major news events of the past 60 years. >> when roll call went to press for the june 6 edition in 1968, they didn't yet know what would be the fate of the kennedy. -- fate of bobby kennedy. they knew that he had been shot and rushed to a hospital in los angeles. but they did not know what the outcome would be. roll call's founder went ahead
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with a front-page editorial in which they addressed the broader issues of the day regarding violence. particularly as it relates to to guns, but also more generally. it was a topic of concern for roll call throughout the 1960's. at that time, the newspaper ran a series of editorial features. it had an editorial: in each week's addition. -- an editorial column in each week's edition. they covered the riots going on in the city. when rfk was shot, it became an obvious time to return to that topic once again. as it was happening it turned out that the next edition of roll call would not be for
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another week. they had a situation where they didn't have an opportunity to report the news of the funeral itself or in fact bobby kennedy's death. when roll call went to print a week after a bobby kennedy had been assassinated, roll call went back to coverage the way it covered washington since it's inception. that meant there were two lead stories on the subject of rfk. one of which was the speculation about who would be appointed to fill out the unexpired term of his senate seat in new york. that was a situation where the newspaper correctly speculated that the best candidate on paper was charles caddell. a conga's men from upstate. -- a congressman from upstate.
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the father of the commissioner of the national football league, roger goodell. he was the republican governor's appointee. the other story that roll call explored goes back to the newspaper's traditional focus on the capitol hill community. there were new security concerns obviously following the assassination of someone who had been a u.s. senator. there was both an action taken to introduce legislation to make it a federal crime when a member of congress or an executive
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branch official was assassinated. that would not need to be handed at the state level, the federal government could step in. the other matter of concern was how exactly to contact the folks in the capitol police in the event of a security threat on the hill. roll call was focused as we have been throughout our history, on police matters and the weight members of congress can get ahold of law enforcement personnel on the hill. >> when france's fulsome married grover >> frances is the first and only first of to be married in the white house. when she died on october 20 9, 1947, she lived an additional 51 years after leaving the white
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house. frances cleveland this sunday night on c-span's original series "first ladies: influence and image." from mmartha washington to michelle obama on c-span 3. >> each week american history tv sit in on a lecture with one of the nations college professors fit you could watch the classes here every saturday evening at 8 p.m. and midnight eastern. next is west virginia university professor krystal frazier talks about the complexities of family life for african americans in the north as well as the south during the mid-20th century. the emmett till case is mentioned as a watershed moment

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